Re: Self-foot-shooting again, Microsoft?
What would putting Windows on these devices give me?
128 posts • joined 17 Sep 2008
What would putting Windows on these devices give me?
Minimally drand48(), or better yet random(). rand() has been known to suck for eons. However, it is available on Windows because it is part of the C standard, whereas drand48() and random() are not. Perhaps the malware authors were striving for maximum portability?
The last 8 columns were for the sequence number so that after you dropped the card deck on the floor you could run the mess through the card sorter to get your program back.
> Caused Intel to get off their arses and seriously up their game in the mobile space.
Except that Intel has practically no presence what so ever in the mobile (phone) space.
With iOS supporting pano photos since who knows when, perhaps it's just as well not supporting something which isn't needed. Google has a spooky new pano thing though which stiches photos you have taken, regardless of when. You WILL be assimilated.
Wait a moment...
Sheese - I read that as Ponzi, another despicable character. Ponzi was a "an Italian businessman and con artist" (wikipedia for Charles Ponzi).
You beat me to it. However, you failed to mention that those brainiacs submitting to the OOC could write this all in one statement of C code.
i would have thought one would simply utter "cortana" to summon Cortana. A dedicated key? What were they thinking?
One can only hope that whomever penned that missive will be among those who were given the high jump.
Surely there must be a #pragma to force Fortran IV, er, gcc 2.95 mode?
It's not the kernel that's ossified, it's the applications. Windows itself suffers from 'junk DNA' which has accumulated throughout the years resulting in the bloated mess that exists today. The windows kernel has run on a variety of platforms in the past, and will continue to do so with windows 10, as MS plans on running it on pretty well everything. The brilliance of Apple (and DEC for that matter when moving from the VAX to the Alpha) was the ability to translate legacy code to a new architecture (rosetta for Apple). Furthermore, Apple deprecates code faster than most people change their underwear, so old applications either adapt or die. If MS had allowed legacy x86 cruft to run on ARMs or Itanics [sic], perhaps the x86 would have sunk to it's most richly deserved place on the bottom of the ocean.
Interoperability in the secret sauce.
The cockroach of operating systems.
The connectors should be gold, not silver. Gold doesn't rust like silver does.
How quaint. ZZZZZZZZZ
Apple haters no doubt, because that's how the fruit factory has designed things. Apples advantage is that they are ruthless on deprecating obsolete code. Like the venerable Core whatever, Windows remains compatible with stuff written in the early 1980's.
From your post, may I be so bold as to suggest a Crackberry for your next phone.
Such as the idiotic auto-play videos, and they won't have any mobile users in no time at all. Thankfully, there's facebook purity and facebook cleaner to put a stop to this crap on desktops.
There goes shark week down the drain. What will Discovery do now?*
* I hear Honey-Booboo is available so perhaps all is not lost.
Perhaps, given the lack of control over formatting and even the lack of an undo function, this new application should really be called "Pray".
One only has to look at Nortel as a start. Then there's DEC, Compaq, MCI etc. etc. etc.
5000 for the high jump, sadly.
No, 8 is not a number in base 8. It could be base 9 though. But then again, it might just be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us
None the less, I wonder when they are going to release Windows Mountain Lion?
The cheap SD card probably won't tolerate many write cycles before crapping out.
And working at Intel. Banish all ye cables!!!!! If they made the mouse and keyboard wirelessly chargeable too, they might have something.
The blocky minecraft theme matches the IFKAM perfectly well. Perhaps mineccraft will be the new home screen. Perhaps BoB was just a tad too early.
I don't quite think that Intel has figured out the customer wants it's own system on a chip, and not what Intel says will be the system on the chip. Time will tell.
Not at Microsoft. (See Sinosky (sp?))
Lost my coffee. +11
But on the surface, I would say the future looks cloudy for Mixrosoft.
And here I thought IS-IS stood for the intermediate system to intermediate system routing protocol, which would indeed terrify US Phone giants. Perhaps they should rename it to Open Source Payment Facility.
See Spot (not) run. Oh bother, the battery is pooped our again.
And here I though XP was already a cash register - for Microsoft. Ker-Ching!
What's the point? Pane relief
It's been done already. Windows for warships, complete with blue screen of death, for the missle cruiser which had to be towed back to port.
Bing Is Not Google.
Or maybe: Bing Is No Good.
Except that most of those sites running IIS are parked domains. If one scrolls down the page a tad, one sees that the line for IIS for active sites and million busiest sites is sloping downwards. Nginx seems to be gaining share.
Windows servers default settings make...
I'm still howling with laughter over that one. As if anyone who could create an exploit would be stopped. Who comes up with this anyway? Get him or her a Pulitzer.
You can't grow a company by cutting.
It's all a big casino these days, so don't bother yourself with any of that analysis stuff.
Work phone/personal phone?
It won't be the commodity stuff that puts a stake in Cisco's heart, rather, it will be Huawei.
I would be quite concerned.
Don't confuse strong typing with dynamic binding. Strong typing just means all type errors are detected, which doesn't necessarily mean at compile time.
Loose typing, while making code easy to write, is a pain in the arse for reliable programs.
Intel machines translate most instructions into a more RISC-like internal architecture. Note that the L1 instruction cache stores pre-decoded instructions. This is a hint. It is truly amazing that a register starved architecture can perform so well. Kudos to the Intel engineers.
Time travelers do indeed exist. Just look at the NANEX data just prior to any announcement by the Federal Reserve.
Unfortunately, the mapping data for Apple maps still sucks (blame Tom-Tom?). The new bridge over the St Lawrence river on Autoroute 30, which has been open for over a year, still hasn't shown up. Apple maps will want you to go across the crumbling Champlain bridge instead.
iOS is not the MAC desktop operating system. Given this rather blaring error, I can only deduce the rest of the post is about as accurate.